Founded in 1968, Orkney Heritage Society is a charitable body whose objectives are:

  • To stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of Orkney.

  • To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest.
  • To encourage high standards of architecture and planning in Orkney. 

In furtherance of these objectives the Society organises public lectures, conferences and trips. The Society produces various publications and organises a series of awards. It also provides support to projects consistent with its purposes, participates in various amenity groups and is consulted on planning matters.

Membership of OHS is open to anyone with an interest in Orkney and its history and brings benefits such as the annual newsletter and reduced costs for publications.